Iqaluit RCMP are asking the public to provide tips on the identity of a man who’s accused of pointing a rifle in the city’s downtown on Saturday afternoon.
The police received a complaint at approximately 3:38 p.m. that day about a lone male walking past DJ’s store, at the intersection of Kuugalaaq Street and Queen Elizabeth Way. The individual had a long-barreled rifle and he was allegedly pointing it down the hill.
The suspect was described as wearing dark pants and a camouflage jacket.
Responding police officers noticed a male wearing camouflage clothing with a rifle sling over his shoulder walking in the 200-block area. Although the officers conducted a high-risk arrest and took the man into custody without incident, it was determined that although was not the suspect police are seeking.
The man was released with no charges and police have been in contact with the family.
The suspect still hasn’t been found. The Mounties are still investigating the matter and are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have information to contact police at 867-979-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.